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Message 107257 - Posted: 3 Mar 2022, 11:20:48 UTC - in response to Message 107254.  

I'm standard out of beer (and wine and other alcoholic beverages) as I am a teetotaler.

Thanks for the support, guys.
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Message 107277 - Posted: 5 Mar 2022, 15:23:08 UTC

Grumble:Protective sleeve on Fairprhone3 means many third party USB C leads don't work without cutting 1mm of insulation off to expose a bit more of the metal plug.

Fairphone forum suggests if you only buy cables that are certified, they will fit.
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Message 107278 - Posted: 5 Mar 2022, 15:36:57 UTC - in response to Message 107277.  

Fairphone forum suggests if you only buy cables that are certified, they will fit.
In other words, their cables which are available at a premium.
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Message 107280 - Posted: 5 Mar 2022, 19:08:54 UTC - in response to Message 107278.  

Fairphone forum suggests if you only buy cables that are certified, they will fit.
In other words, their cables which are available at a premium.


Their are other places you can get cables that are certified to comply with the standards.
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Message 107285 - Posted: 6 Mar 2022, 15:12:56 UTC - in response to Message 107280.  

Fairphone forum suggests if you only buy cables that are certified, they will fit.
In other words, their cables which are available at a premium.


Their are other places you can get cables that are certified to comply with the standards.

Is THE standard the same as THEIR standard?
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Message 107287 - Posted: 6 Mar 2022, 16:27:45 UTC - in response to Message 107285.  

Is THE standard the same as THEIR standard?


They say that any cable that complies with THE standard will work. Interestingly, it also seems to be an issue with some of the PI cases around.
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Message 107290 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 4:14:03 UTC - in response to Message 107277.  

Grumble:Protective sleeve on Fairprhone3 means many third party USB C leads don't work without cutting 1mm of insulation off to expose a bit more of the metal plug.

Fairphone forum suggests if you only buy cables that are certified, they will fit.

My Samsung tablet has that problem when using the supplied cable. The cable that came with the cheap PSU I bought to charge the phone previously works absolutely fine.

I only have a problem if they need charging at the same time.
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Message 107291 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 11:04:24 UTC

Grumble: I'm tired of climate change already.
It's been raining for weeks up and down the east coast of Australia, and right now where I am in Sydney it's coming down so hard it's like being under a vertical river.
It's been like this for hours, on and off, and is supposed to continue for days yet.
The rain gauge says 107mm, and it's only 10pm.

My cats not happy about it either.
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Message 107292 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 11:51:32 UTC - in response to Message 107291.  

And how's that climate change and not just (freak) weather?
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Message 107293 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 14:49:37 UTC - in response to Message 107292.  

And how's that climate change and not just (freak) weather?
I suppose there is a chance that someone will do the work using CPDN to work out how much more likely this one was to have occurred due to climate change. I forget what the results were on some of the freak weather events around the world where it has been looked at. Here in the UK, a number of communities are finding that so called one in a hundred year events are happening every ten years now or even more often. The way the science works as Les knows having been involved with CPDN for longer than I have is that you can never prove one individual event is due to climate change.
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Message 107294 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 15:37:44 UTC - in response to Message 107293.  

I had to clamber over the remains of some of that yesterday. I decided to repeat the walk around Thruscroft Reservoir, west of Harrogate in the Yorkshire dales. The website (checking it today - I didn't before I set out) says "Our car park and path are temporarily closed": the actual carpark was open and in use, but access to the woodlands had been blocked by a notice, a single wooden bar, and some tatty hazard tape.

A quick personal risk assessment later, I decided to do the walk anyway. Most of it consists of broad, well-made and well-maintained footpaths, much of it through mature pine woods. The reservoir dam was completed in 1966 and the valley flooded: I suspect much of the woodland is older than that (*).

Right from the entry-point, I could see fallen trees, leaning trees, uprooted trees, damaged trees. Much of the debris had been tidied off the walkways, but one symbolic fallen tree had been left, starkly and pointedly, lying across the path as a warning. Worse was to come.

I couldn't get beyond half-way up the western bank. A whole stand of trees had been blown down, completely blocking all progress. I managed to find a place where one of the boundary trees had fallen across and partially flattened the barbed wire fence: I scrambled out and bypassed the blocked section, through the fields.

In nearly fifty years of driving and walking through the dales, that's the worst storm damage I've seen. A little early for a 'once in 100 years' event.

* Maybe not. My 1958 map has no lake, and only about a third of the area of woodland.
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Message 107295 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 17:32:48 UTC - in response to Message 107294.  

I did my civic duty and cut up two trees that were blocking a footpath and a piece of pavement respectively close to where I live. I did make a rookie mistake and return an electric wood splitter I had borrowed to deal with a tree taken down next door two days before the storm. Sometime this week will be picking it up again. Once split and stacked my storage area for wood will I expect be full up.
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Message 107298 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 23:05:17 UTC

I am proud of you guy's ... doing what is right. Before you completely stand down from your current Active Volunteer status please fill some water proof containers and send some of that moisture to us here in Northern Texas. We are currently well under our annuals and getting ready to move into the dryer months.

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Message 107299 - Posted: 7 Mar 2022, 23:34:48 UTC
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Time Team is about to return with new episodes.

Mark https://youtube.com/c/TimeTeamOfficial where episodes will air for free.

March 18/19/20 at 6pm GMT, Cornwall dig.
April 8/9/10 at 6pm BST, Oxfordshire dig

Additional exclusive events on their Patreon channel.
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Message 107301 - Posted: 8 Mar 2022, 1:36:16 UTC - in response to Message 107291.  

A bit more to add:

Severe electrical storm after my lost post.
It lasted for an hour at least, and seemed right overhead, although the BOM rain radar map says it was a bit to the south. I could see the lightning flashes around the blinds, and was hoping it would stay cloud to cloud, and not produce any ground strikes.

Must have gone to sleep after that. Woke up at 4am, and found evacuation messages on all my phones, from just after midnight.
I'm about 70 feet above sea level, and almost as much about a storm water channel at the end of a nearby creek, so fairly safe.

My paths have been covered with running water, and all of the grassed areas are boggy.
On this mornings news it said that tens of thousands of people are under immediate evacuation order, and a lot of houses are flooded, or under water.
Most of this is a fair way to the west and to the south of me.
And there's more to come.

Latest news from our national broadcaster:
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Message 107302 - Posted: 8 Mar 2022, 2:46:11 UTC - in response to Message 107292.  

And how's that climate change and not just (freak) weather?

I'm glad you asked. :)

I got interested in the weather back in the late 70's watching the weather patterns change over the years, so when I read about Oxford's Climate Prediction program in New Scientist sometime in 2003, it got me interested.
But I felt my computer then wasn't up to it, and wished it was a bit better.
Then, in 2004, it went phut, so I grabbed the chance to get something much better. (Wishs DO come true. :) )
And joined up in September.

Back then, not many were interested in the changing weather, but now it's a bit different. (Except for the government.)

The local ABC news often has something about how climate changes are affecting the planet.

As the seas get warmer, marine life is moving from the tropics, south to cooler areas.
Plants in Australia are appearing higher up mountains, and the wild life is moving with them.
Except they're starting to run out of altitude, and some are becoming endangered.

IPCC report: Australian coral, kelp, alpine and some forest ecosystems at risk of irreversible damage due to climate change

Window to save ourselves from climate change 'rapidly closing', IPCC warns

There's only one Earth.
There is no Plan B.
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Message 107315 - Posted: 8 Mar 2022, 21:36:16 UTC - in response to Message 107299.  

Time Team is about to return with new episodes.

Mark https://youtube.com/c/TimeTeamOfficial where episodes will air for free.

March 18/19/20 at 6pm GMT, Cornwall dig.
April 8/9/10 at 6pm BST, Oxfordshire dig

Additional exclusive events on their Patreon channel.

Now with announcement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ace87QKy8
Let's see who you all recognize.
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Message 107324 - Posted: 9 Mar 2022, 14:12:51 UTC

Glory.
Been doing this for several years now.
Stockpiling energy

Grumble.
If you have a smart prepayment meter, this stockpile trick sadly won’t work as these meters are updated remotely with the new rates on the day of a price change.
One of the reasons why I won't have one.
Ain't technology grand!
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Message 107325 - Posted: 9 Mar 2022, 14:40:50 UTC - in response to Message 107324.  
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Glory.
Been doing this for several years now.
Stockpiling energy

Grumble.
If you have a smart prepayment meter, this stockpile trick sadly won’t work as these meters are updated remotely with the new rates on the day of a price change.
One of the reasons why I won't have one.
Ain't technology grand!


I too have been stockpiling energy. (doing my civic duty after the storm and clearing one footpath and a pavement of trees that had come down before the council got around there. An extra 3.4KW of solar on top of the 1.92 we already had will I hope make a massive difference to our energy use.

Edit: I heard Martin Lewis talking about this on Radio4's money box programme the other day.
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Message 107332 - Posted: 10 Mar 2022, 16:25:19 UTC - in response to Message 107325.  

And today, in virtually no wind, a tree fell across the guided busway a couple of hundred metres or so from my home and the county council sent someone out with a bow saw! It may not have been health and safety compliant what with me having no yellow jacket etc but my chainsaw was a lot quicker at dealing with a fifteen metre tall poplar and I have yet more firewood to dry for coming winters.
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